Ever since Antonie van Leeuwenhoek first described the microbial world seen through his microscope, scientists have been looking for new ways to watch biology unfold. These days much of the imaging that goes on in a lab occurs beyond the oculars and takes advantage of sophisticated chemistry to “see” biological processes and structures. As we approach the 345th anniversary of van Leeuwenhoek’s first publication, let’s take a moment to celebrate these powerful techniques that have shed so much light on how life works.

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